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This teacher training course will give you a strong foundation in the fundamentals of Hatha yoga practice and philosophy. It offers the students an option to either delve deeper in the Hatha practice or develop a Vinyasa approach to teaching. During the intensive course, Sammasati Retreat covers all aspects of yoga, thereby meeting Yoga Alliance's international standards for certification.
For the yoga teacher training, students will be accommodated at the Pavana Chiang Mai Resort, in single occupancy rooms. There are three types of accommodation. Accommodation A is fan rooms, accommodation B is air conditioning rooms, and accommodation C is air conditioning rooms with pool views.
The training places equal importance on the asana practices and subjects such as anatomy and physiology, breathing exercises, the study of sacred yogic texts such as the Yogsutra's of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita, to build a foundation to relate to other yoga topics. The training has a strong focus on dynamic meditation practices and introduces the students to studying and practicing meditation with an emphasis on Osho's meditation techniques and philosophy.
Hatha yoga forms the foundation of the physical asana practice. The training introduces, explores, studies and practices the study of standing poses, sitting poses, forward bends and hip openers, sitting twists, inversions, back-bends, hand-balancing, and Restorative yoga. Asana practice develops physical health by stretching, massaging and cleansing the internal organs, and stimulating the energy flow through the entire body. You will learn Sanskrit and English names to expand your knowledge and enhance your legitimacy and capacity as a teacher of all types of yogic knowledge. In the four weeks of training, you gradually develop your asana practice to deeper levels as you progress towards more advanced poses.
The 200-hour TTC is designed for practitioners at any level - beginners, intermediate or advanced and aspiring teachers. Whether a yoga novice or an advanced student, you will be able to push your practice and knowledge to the next level on this course. Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a teaching certificate recognized by Yoga Alliance international. This certificate enables you to register with Yoga Alliance as a qualified 200-hour yoga teacher. This qualification is valid worldwide and will enable you to work in your hometown or overseas, or eventually start your own yoga school.
Brief Information about the program:
1. Yama: deals with one’s ethical standards and sense of integrity of how the practitioner relates to one’s external environment
2. Niyama: deals with self-discipline and spiritual observances, how the practitioner relates to one’s internal world
3. Asana: physical postures
4. Pranayama: breathing practices
5. Pratyahara: sensory withdrawal
6. Dharana: concentration as a preparation for meditation
7. Dhyana: state of meditation or contemplation
8. Samadhi: self-realization
1. Dhauti is for intestinal, teeth, cardiac and anal cleansing
2. Basti is for anemic cleansing
3. Neti is for nasal cleansing
4. Trâtaka is for eye and concentration
5. Nauli deals with abdominal massaging
6. KapâlaBhâti is for frontal part of the brain
Classes on Saturdays are until 1:00 p.m. and Sundays are off
The venue will be in Mae Rim district, Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand.
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Thai vegetarian breakfast and lunch are available from Monday to Saturday in the course. For dinner, you can choose from the menu at the restaurant before 20:00.
At The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort, the nutritionist expert offers consultation and recommendation for a healthy diet that you can easily master. Working together with the experienced chefs, the acclaimed restaurant, Radiance, serves delicious healthy gourmet meals.
The certified organic farm reflects the resort's fundamental of agricultural practice, which is to produce local fruits and vegetables that are completely chemical free. The organic farm produce of fruits and vegetables supplies 80% of the ingredients at Radiance restaurant to ensure that customers receive the best quality.
Please book your flight to arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport. Flight details are required a week before to organize the pickup.